The Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology within Duke University Health System offers a 12 month full-time 4th year Au.D. externship. Applicants can expect a well-rounded clinical placement, offering experience in both pediatric and adult populations in a demanding and diverse environment. Students will serve patients within a large hospital-based outpatient clinic, the main-campus inpatient hospital, and the Children's Health Center (all locations are in Durham, NC). Students will gain hands-on experience in diagnostics, auditory evoked potentials, auditory processing disorder evaluations, NICU hearing screens, tinnitus evaluation/management, intra-operative monitoring, hearing aids, osseointegrated hearing implants, and aural rehabilitation. Students will gain limited observational exposure in the areas of cochlear implantation and vestibular assessment.
The application deadline is October 1, 2020. For consideration, applicants must have a Master's degree and must be eligible for temporary licensure in the state of North Carolina. Please send curriculum vitae, letter of intent, and three letters of recommendations via email to Speech.Hearing@mc.duke.edu.
Please contact William Dillon, Au.D., CCC-A at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
Primary Practice Setting:
Hospital Multi-specialty medical center
Number of Audiologists at the site:
2 FTE Masters Degree 11 FTE Au.D. 1 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 2 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 6 FTE Clerical Support Staff
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 0 3rd year 2 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes We provide monthly on-site continuing education through the department. Manufacturer-specific training(s) may be available depending on need.
Expected hours/days a week:
8 hr/day, 40 hr/week
Travel to satellite centers required?
Local students preferred:
Does the externship site provide orientation to relevant clinical policies and procedures?
Does the externship site provide instructions about patient's rights and providing patient education?
Does the externship site provide orientation to quality assessment, quality assurance and quality improvement?
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
We expect students to have a strong academic background and clinical exposure in a variety of areas. We value critical thinking and the ability to apply constructive criticism in order to develop and enhance clinical skills.
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Applicants can expect a well-rounded clinical placement, offering experience with both the pediatric and adult population in a demanding and diverse environment. Students will serve patients within a large outpatient clinic as well as the main hospital and Children's Hospital. Students will gain hands on experience in diagnostics, auditory evoked potentials, auditory processing disorder evaluations, NICU hearing screens, tinnitus evaluation/management, intra-operative monitoring, hearing aids, osseointegrated hearing implants, and aural rehabilitation. Students will gain limited observational exposure in the areas of cochlear implants and vestibular testing.
Clinical opportunities that will be given to the extern:
Pediatric evaluations: infant/toddler
Pediatric evaluations: school-age
Adult hearing evaluations
Auditory processing evaluations
Evoked potential assessments
Intra-operative monitoring cases
Hearing aids dispensed
Hearing aid selection/fitting
Audiologic rehabilitation (group or individualized)
Cochlear implant evaluations
Cochlear implant rehabilitation
Yes The opportunities for clinical research may be available depending on departmental needs.
Consortium or collaborative arrangements with other sites?
How frequently will the externship site communicate with the university during the externship?
Communication or other support do expected or required from the university during the externship:
We perform at least two evaluations per semester for a total of four evaluations during the externship year. We will communicate with the university as needed or required.
October 1, 2020
Letters of Recommendation Resume Letter of request/intent
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
The application deadline is October 1, 2020. For consideration, applicants must have a Master's Degree and be eligible for temporary licensure in the state of North Carolina. Please send curriculum vitae, letter of intent and three letters of recommendation via email to Speech.Hearing@mc.duke.edu.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
Additional Salary Information: An annual salary and benefits package is provided.
About Duke University Medical Center
Duke Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology provides comprehensive diagnostic services, rehabilitation, and management of communication, swallowing, and hearing disorders.
Our diverse group of clinicians has a wide range of specialized training and experience which allows us to offer individualized evaluation and treatment services to meet each patient's unique needs. Services are provided to patients of all ages and can be performed in the patient's native language.